Your daily diet and lifestyle have an impact on your teeth and gums. Dental cleanings by a professional dental hygienist remove harmful plaque and tartar and support your at-home dental care.
Dental cleanings are recommended two times per year (every six months). The in-office procedure helps prevent cavities and your costs on additional dental treatment.
Your dental cleanings are effective for treating the hard to reach areas of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The procedures are effective for removing plaque and tartar build-up around your teeth and under your gum line.
Oral bacteria thrive within the tartar on your teeth. Your dental hygienist uses instruments and technology that’s designed to remove hardened plaque and tartar.
Scaling is a common procedure that removes tartar on your tooth surfaces. Your hygienist uses a manual scaler or an ultra-sonic scaler to gently remove the build-up from your teeth.
Bacteria eat away at your tooth enamel leaving your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. Fluoride is often recommended for strengthening your tooth enamel and reducing your risk of tooth decay.
Dental cleanings also include polishing. A safe, abrasive paste is used to remove stains from your teeth and smooth your tooth surfaces to prevent bacteria growth.
Contact your Boca Raton cosmetic and restorative dentist about dental cleanings. Schedule you and your family’s next appointment.